A new poll shows ex-president Donald Trump leading President Joe Biden by 10 percentage points in the general election. The survey from The Washington Post and ABC News shows Trump at 52 per cent and Biden at 42 per cent — an increase from a Post-ABC survey in May that showed Trump at 49 per cent.
Donald Trump is instigator-in-chief of conspiracies which swirl around the legitimacy of US elections. He began the campaign of dismissing the result of any contest which he did not win during the 2016 campaign to win the Republican party’s nomination.
Donald Trump’s supporters don’t need your input or your links to CNN fact-checks. They don’t need you to convince them they’re wrong or save them from themselves. They’re not the rubes you think they are and, despite the media stereotypes, they’re not all pickup-driving, Trump-rally goers. They just want
The fight amongst Republicans about how to keep the government open has many facets, but perhaps one of the most fraught ones includes whether to include support for Ukraine. And it is coming just as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is about to come to Washington. Earlier this year, I reported
During the last government shutdown, for a record 35 days in 2018-2019, Everglades National Park was operated by volunteers. Will that have to happen again? As the country hurtles toward an increasingly likely federal government shutdown on Oct. 1, it’s easy to think that this is all just Washington politics,
On Thursday, Joe Biden tripped while walking onstage at an Air Force Academy graduation ceremony in Colorado. (It happens to the best of us, Mr President.) Of course, the right didn’t waste any time metaphorically kicking our chief executive while he is literally down — something rightwing gadfly Ben Shapiro thinks is perfectly
House Freedom Caucus Republicans have temporarily halted their blockade of the House floor, ending for now a nearly weeklong shutdown of business in the chamber. The small group of rebels was pledging to block all significant legislation from passing until Speaker Kevin McCarthy agreed to their demands.
Though it’s far from a sure thing, it now looks very possible that both the House and the Senate will flip in 2024, putting the “out” party back in control in each chamber in 2025. How unusual would that be? Well, according to the US Senate Historical Office, it has never happened. Ever. Obviously, the 2024 elections depend on the
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had to beg, plead and deal to get his current job. One of the agreements struck on the House floor with the most conservative faction of the Republican caucus was a promise to keep the next spending bill at levels that were agreed to in fiscal 2022. If McCarthy keeps his word, $130 billion in federal
This month’s extended fight over the House speakership confirms once again that America’s two major parties don’t operate as mirror images of each other. While Republicans engaged in a dramatic intramural battle — complete with threats, name-calling, and even an attempted physical confrontation — Democrats behaved